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Unintimidated - A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge

Scott Walker

A controversial governor recounts his fight to reform his state and issues a call to action for the whole country In 2010, Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin with a mandate to improve its economy and restore fiscal responsibility. With the state facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit, he proposed a series of reforms to limit the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, which was costing taxpayers billions in pension and health care costs. The reaction was swift and severe. Angry protesters gathered outside the capitol, teacher unions accused him of sabotaging education, and the media descended on Wisconsin to make it a national controversy. Soon, liberals nationwide were denouncing Governor Walker. He stood his ground despite relentless political and personal attacks with the help of supporters across the country who hailed him for having the courage to drive real change. In June 2012, he won a special recall election with a higher share of the vote than he had for his original election, becoming the first governor in the country to survive a recall election. In this book, Governor Walker shows how his commitment to limited but effective government paid off. During his tenure Wisconsin has saved more than $1 billion, property taxes have gone down for the first time in twelve years, and the deficit was turned into a surplus. He also shows what his experiences can teach defenders of liberty across the country about standing up to the special interests that favor the status quo.

A controversial governor recounts his fight to reform his state and issues a call to action for the whole country In 2010, Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin with a mandate to improve its economy and restore fiscal responsibility. With the state facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit, he proposed a series of reforms to limit the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, which was costing taxpayers billions in pension and health care costs. The reaction was swift and severe. Angry protesters gathered outside the capitol, teacher unions accused him of sabotaging education, and the media descended on Wisconsin to make it a national controversy. Soon, liberals nationwide were denouncing Governor Walker. He stood his ground despite relentless political and personal attacks with the help of supporters across the country who hailed him for having the courage to drive real change. In June 2012, he won a special recall election with a higher share of the vote than he had for his original election, becoming the first governor in the country to survive a recall election. In this book, Governor Walker shows how his commitment to limited but effective government paid off. During his tenure Wisconsin has saved more than $1 billion, property taxes have gone down for the first time in twelve years, and the deficit was turned into a surplus. He also shows what his experiences can teach defenders of liberty across the country about standing up to the special interests that favor the status quo.
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A controversial governor recounts his fight to reform his state and issues a call to action for the whole country In 2010, Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin with a mandate to improve its economy and restore fiscal responsibility. With the state facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit, he proposed a series of reforms to limit the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, which was costing taxpayers billions in pension and health care costs. The reaction was swift and severe. Angry protesters gathered outside the capitol, teacher unions accused him of sabotaging education, and the media descended on Wisconsin to make it a national controversy. Soon, liberals nationwide were denouncing Governor Walker. He stood his ground despite relentless political and personal attacks with the help of supporters across the country who hailed him for having the courage to drive real change. In June 2012, he won a special recall election with a higher share of the vote than he had for his original election, becoming the first governor in the country to survive a recall election. In this book, Governor Walker shows how his commitment to limited but effective government paid off. During his tenure Wisconsin has saved more than $1 billion, property taxes have gone down for the first time in twelve years, and the deficit was turned into a surplus. He also shows what his experiences can teach defenders of liberty across the country about standing up to the special interests that favor the status quo.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Thiessen

Length:

7h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:45